Contemporary flowstone development links early hominin bearing cave deposits in South Africa
Robyn Pickering, Jan D Kramers, Philip John Hancox, Darryl J de Ruiter, Jon D Woodhead
Earth and Planetary Science Letters | ELSEVIER | Published : 2011
Awarded by Swiss National Research Foundation
The late Tim Partridge is acknowledged for his support of this research. Further grateful acknowledgements to Ron Clarke, Steven Motsumi, Able Molepolle and Lucas Sekowe (Sterkfontein); Travis Pickering, Morris Sutton, Jason Heaton, Bob Brain, Kathy Kuman, Stuart Ford, Andrew Phaswana (Swartkrans); Christine Steininger, The Fossil Trackers Team (Cooper's Cave); Lee Berger, Paul Dirks, Peter Schmidt (Malapa); Ingeburga Hebeisen (University of Bern); Bence Paul, Alan Grieg, Roland Maas, John Hellstrom, Janet Hergt (University of Melbourne). The South African Heritage Resources Agency granted excavation permits. Bernard Wood, Julia Lee-Thorp, Andy Herries, and Sarah Feakins are thanked for their encouragement and useful discussions; Simon Pickering for editing. Three anonymous reviewers and Eric Delson are thanked for their insightful, constructive and helpful reviews, Peter deMenocal for editorial handling. Funding was received from the Swiss National Research Foundation (grants 20-113658 to JDK and PBBEP2-126195 to RP) and the University of Melbourne (McKenzie Fellowship to RP).